ALTUS, OK (KSWO) -A 3rd-grade teacher at Altus Christian Academy has been named the Oklahoma Teacher of the Year by the VFW.
Heather Kirby is this year's Teacher of the Year. The school's principal submitted Kirby's name to the Altus VFW for her patriotism and civic responsibility in the classroom.
She has been teaching for six years and also serves as the reading assessment coordinator for the school. She was selected as the Altus VFW Teacher of the Year before winning the statewide award.
Kirby will now compete nationally against a nominee from each state.